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How Chevrolet's giant electric sign in downtown Chicago works.
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Topics: Advertising: Outdoor, Electricity, Chicago
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Proliferation of outdoor advertising billboards through Chicago and the methods of analyzing potential advertising sites. This part explains the strategy behind the placement of outdoor media.
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Topics: Advertising: Outdoor, Chicago, Consumerism
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This classic example of "capitalist realism" depicts a day in the life of Chevrolet workers in the U.S., while attempting to convince them that their own fortunes were inextricably linked to the fortunes of General Motors.
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Topics: Labor: 1930s, Consumerism, Automobiles: Manufacturing
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Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of marching cigarettes.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Substance abuse: Tobacco, Animation: Stop-motion
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Promotional film made for the City of Detroit, an unsuccessful bidder for the Olympic Games. With views of city highways, automobile manufacturing, a diverse population, and social activities, all shot prior to the city's economic decline.
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Topics: Detroit, Michigan, City planning, Race relations
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Proliferation of outdoor advertising billboards through Chicago and the methods of analyzing potential advertising sites. This part, shot in Kodachrome, contains a tour of Chicago's streets showing outdoor advertising.
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Topics: Advertising: Outdoor, Chicago, Consumerism
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
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Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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Advocacy film produced to garner public support for the creation of the Interstate Highway System.
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, Car culture: General, Manifest destiny
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
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Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of square-dancing cigarettes.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Substance abuse: Tobacco, Animation: Stop-motion